Ripple Effect Film Project Returns for 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED!   Submissions now due February 1, 2019. 
We are pleased to announce the deadline for film submissions has been extended one week to February 1, 2019.  

Due to popular demand, the Water Conservation Office is again hosting the Ripple Effect Film Project.  

The film contest is open to filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience who reside, work, go to school, or otherwise have a connection to Athens, GA.  Finalist films will be showcased at the Blue Carpet Premiere in Athens, Georgia in Spring 2019.

In support of the EPA's WaterSense Fix a Leak Week, March 18-24, 2019, film entries should focus on one of the following suggested topics:

  1. Fix a Leak Week
  2. Fix Automotive Leaks
  3. Prevent Leaking Litter
  4. Promote WaterSense

Fix a Leak

Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide.  To prevent this water loss, the EPA's WaterSense encourages people to find and repair leaks during Fix a Leak Week, with the next set for March 18-24, 2019.  

Be a leak detective and find those leaks
Demonstrate how to check for leaks
Show how to repair a simple leak
Chase down a running toilet

EPA's WaterSense Fix a Leak Week
ACC Water Conservation Office
Detect and Chase Down Leaks
Water Use it Wisely
Fix a Leak Week Family Fact Sheet
Drip Calculator

I Made My Film - Now What?

Submit your completed films to FilmFreeway, a free submission site for filmmakers.

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Ripple Effect Film Project 

See the winning films, including "Down To The Plastic Ocean", which takes you on a magical lyrical journey that follows a plastic toy scuba diver from a storm water drain in Athens, Georgia through the streams and rivers to the edge of the coast.  This short film, created by Athens own Dan Aguar, won Audience Choice and Most Original.

2017 Winning Films

Films from the 2013-2016 Ripple Effect Film Project


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